Galveston and Carolina Beach NDBs

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Thu, 20 Jan 2000 12:06:55 -0500


Michael Oexner wrote:

> GLS-206 has not (yet) been logged by European NDB DXers. The only US mainland
> NDB that I know has been heard (in the UK) is CLB-216 Carolina Beach NC. They
> are using about the same power and antenna system (vertical) as DDP-391 (cf.
> below). NDBs from Canada are "easier" catches in Europe (relatively
> speaking).
>
> Please have a look at the following URLs to see what has been heard in
> Europe:
>
> http://www.zen.co.uk/home/page/alan.gale/aoa.zip
>
> http://members.aol.com/aibold21/ndbz.zip
>
> http://members.xoom.com/MarkWA1ION/mo9910es.pdf
>
> The exact coordinates of GLS are N2920'02.249" and W9445'22.401" according
> to FAA information.
>
> I just received a QSL from DDP (Puerto Rico, heard from Andalusia/Spain) on
> 391 kHz.
>
> Let me quote from their letter concerning the antenna system: The equipment is
> a Nautel transmitter running 3000 watts into a 300-ft. guyed steel antenna
> tower. The antenna has a ground radial system consisting of 120 bare copper
> conductors, No. 6 AWG, spaced at 3-degree intervals. Each radial is 598 feet
> long. [end of quote]
>
> I've heard this NDB on several occasions (December 1987 from Hillsboro in
> Oregon/USA, February 1988 from Kauai each evening I tried, and now in October
> 1999 from Andalusia).
>
> vy 73 + gd DX,
>
> Michael
>
> RX: ICOM R71A, Sony ICF-SW7600G, W&G SPM-3
> Antenna: Radio West 22.5" ferrite loop with amplifier, Wellbrook ALA 100, 20m
> longwire
> Location: Roschbach, Germany N 4915' E 807'
> Member: CSDXC, DSWCI, EUNL, LWCA, MWC
> Editor of "The European NDB Handbook"
> e-mail: michael.oexner@spksuew.ron.de